New i-VTEC as of October 2007 :added power and higher fuel efficiency

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What are the key advantages of i-VTEC?

Class-leading power and fuel efficiency
High performance and low fuel consumption in a single engine

i-VTEC: high power + low fuel consumption

i-VTEC regulates the opening of air-fuel intake valves and exhaust valves in accordance with engine speeds

By regulating valve opening to match engine speed, the agile i-VTEC engine adjusts its characteristics to realize both superior power and low fuel consumption.

The new 1.3L i-VTEC engine is agile and intelligent: at low engine speeds one of the two intake valves is idled. The engine sips gasoline, using a lean fuel mix at low engine speeds for further improved combustion efficiency.

Valve idling mechanism

The 1.3L i-VTEC engine in action

The two intake valves of the new 1.5L i-VTEC engine switch modes in accordance with engine speed, opening a small amount at low engine speeds and fully opening at high engines speeds, achieving both high power and low fuel consumption.

Learn more about Honda’s variable valve timing and lift mechanism

With i-VTEC engine technology, Honda is working to ensure environmental responsibility while delivering driving pleasure.



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